MNCLC provides free legal advice, advocacy, and education to empower individuals with knowledge of their rights and the ability to resolve their disputes.


MNCLC provides free legal advice for those who cannot afford a lawyer and who live in MidCoast (Manning Region), Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey Shire, Nambucca Shire, Bellingen Shire or Coffs Harbour Local Government Areas.


MNCLC offers various opportunities for students, volunteers and others seeking experience in a community legal centre.

Our job vacancies are also listed here.


Phone:  02 6580 2111

Email:  info@mnclegal.org.au

Wheelchair accessible offices in Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour


MNCLC is funded by the Community Legal Centres Program administered by Legal Aid NSW.

MNCLC operates under the auspice of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc. (ALA).  ALA understands the fiduciary duty of CLC personnel, particularly the duty of confidentiality and loyalty owed to CLC clients. ALA uses documented information barriers and various compliance procedures and monitored practice which restricts confidential client information flowing between DANSW/ALA staff, volunteers and managers and CLC staff and volunteers.

Advocacy Law Alliance (ALA) advocates to achieve fairness and equality for disadvantaged groups in the community. ALA auspices two programs, Disability Advocacy NSW (DANSW) and Mid North Coast Legal Centre (MNCLC). DANSW provides non legal advocacy services to people with a disability and the MNCLC provides legal advocacy to disadvantaged groups.  We believe the strength of our organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professions (lawyers, social workers, disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients. As well as providing direct advocacy assistance to clients our organisation is involved in community education, systemic change, law reform and research to ensure that disadvantaged people get a fair go.

Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) is a program of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc.

DA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability. DA’s core purpose is to ensure that people with a disability realise these rights in practice by advocating with and for them.

DA helps people of all ages with any type of disability or mental illness get fair treatment in the Hunter, New England, Mid North Coast, Central West, Central Coast and Hawkesbury-Nepean regions of NSW, AUSTRALIA. An advocate can provide individual advocacy and help get fair treatment: from government departments, disability services, other services and businesses; at work, university, school or TAFE; with accommodation, transport and access; with legal, healthcare or money issues; with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) We also assist with systematic advocacy issues and provide education sessions.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our offices stand and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the sorrow of the Stolen Generations and the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.